Park Programs

Seneca County

• Seneca County Park District is planning a Craft Creations program to learn flower pressing at 5 p.m. April 29 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, Bloomville. Participants can learn the art of flower pressing after gathering and identifying some woodland flowers. Project options are to be offered. Supplies are provided. Registration is required.

For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 447-8091 or email lrose@senecacountyparks.com. Visit the website at senecacountyparks.com.

Sandusky County

• Sandusky County Park District is planning a Senior Stroll at 9:30 a.m. April 29 at Doug Haubert Wetlands, Gibsonburg. People ages 55 and older can explore the parks with the series of slower but steady strolls. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, visit lovemyparks.com or call (419) 334-4495.

Crawford County

• A program about wrens is to take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Park District’s Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline. Six wren species have been recorded in Ohio. Two of those species are in trouble and a third has disappeared altogether. Meet Warren Uxley to learn the good, the bad and the interesting facts about wrens.

• Bees in Your Ohio Backyard program is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Lowe-Volk Park. Many gardeners know a honey bee when they see one, but how about the other 400-plus species of bees that call Ohio home? Guest speaker Denise Ellsworth’s program is to focus on some of the most common bees including their fascinating biology and life histories. Ellsworth is program director for honey bee and native pollinator education with Ohio State University, Wooster. Why do bumble bees vibrate their wing muscles to the tone of a middle C? How uncommon are queens in the bee world? Why do leafcutting bees cut discs from leaves and petals? And how important are these native bees to pollination and biodiversity? The information-filled program is to include bee specimens.

• An Earth Day Fair is planned for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Lowe-Volk Park. Meet at the nature center to celebrate the planet. The park district is partnering with many local organizations to get people thinking about the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – but also about sustainability, creating backyard habitat and other topics. There are to be “green” table displays and activities including the recycle trailer and display from Crawford County Solid Waste District, interactive living stream display from ODNR Scenic Rivers Program, recycled projects from Lisa Smith’s fourth-grade class at Colonel Crawford, composting demo from Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District, a native plant sale, recycled nature craft, a natural pesticides display, “mud play” and displays from local businesses that demonstrate the focal points of this event.

For more information, contact (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.com.

Wood County

• The Carter Farm Ruggers are to meet for their monthly meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Wood County Park District’s Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green. Anyone beginning or experienced is welcome to join the group quarterly to work on crocheted rugs. Take along materials for personal pieces or work with materials provided for farm pieces. New ruggers are invited to arrive at 6 p.m. for instruction. Registration is required.

• Taste-Test the Past noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Carter Historic Farm. Participants can taste a dozen dishes cooked from Depression-era recipes – from Jellied Chicken and Vegetable Salad to Prune Lemon Fluff and some stranger-sounding dishes from local 1930s cookbooks. Registration is required.

Forest Bathing and Candlelight Yoga is set for 6-8 p.m. Saturday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve,

29530 White Road, Perrysburg. A one-hour Forest Bathing Wander is to be led by Jewels Daugherty, practicing connection with the Earth using all the senses. After being inspired by the natural environment, Jenn McCullough is to lead the group in a one-hour candlelight yoga practice sure to energize and relax. The intermingling of these two practices allows participants to drop the stories of life and just be in the moment. This is a rain or shine event. Take along a yoga mat and water, and dress for the weather. For more information, email Daugherty at JewelsIsYourGuide@gmail.com.

To register for programs, visit www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.